A new era began at Boston University on Friday night.
After 40 years behind the Terriers’ bench, Jack Parker was a spectator for the first time as David Quinn took the helm for his first game, which was also the home opener and first foray into the Hockey East schedule.
After a scoreless first period, the Terriers erupted for three goals in the first eight minutes of the second on the way to a 3-1 victory at Agganis Arena in front of 3,885.
It marked the first time someone other than Parker has been the coach since Leon Abbott in 1973. It was the fourth year in a row the Terriers opened with a victory, the longest such streak since winning nine straight from 1989-1997. BU improved to 12-2-2 against UMass at Agganis. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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